Lets go to Key West….? Sounds fun! SeaUs Shakedown.

A “shakedown” is a new term we discovered recently. To be honest we didn’t know about it till we were actually doing it. To have a or conduct a “shakedown’ is to not just shake ones booty. Which I definitely recommended doing anyway. But in actuality it is to take a test run of your boat. To see what problems could arise or break, and also give you ideas of things you might need or not need. “Testing phase” of sorts. Shakedown. The word for all of this, excellent. For us it meant taking a break from our lists of provisioning and preparing our boat for the long haul. We had come to terms that we needed to test the boat out then figure out what else we needed before we left the United States. So we took a break and just sailed, the fun part :)  We live on a boat. We can go anywhere? Shouldn’t we test out the boat? Why not? We have the best memories of Key West, after all we got married there. Actually it was the trip from Ft. Lauderdale to the Keys that started it all. Our first trip together happened to fall on my birthday weekend in 2007, this time its Ryan’s birthday weekend 2012, woo hoo!  Timing could not be any better. We set to sail Key West. Its like a breath of fresh air. Once we are out of the harbor, its freedom. I cant tell you in words what this feels like. Only its out of this world, like something has been guiding us our whole lives to here, the ocean. Now finally we are free. Together. Sailing.

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